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Old 11-22-08, 07:42 AM   #1
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100 mile update

We now have over 100 miles on the new Co-motion Speedster

First impressions on the bike---
the fit & finish is really nice.
The attention to detail was evident.
The ordering process was good and their patience in answering LOTS of questions was evident and appreciated.
I had it set up do we could use disk or drum down the road as we decide what we need.

First Impressions of the RIDE:
Its power transfer is very good.
It seems stiff enough so as now to be whippy but still maintains a decent ride feel. (my single bikes Titanium and Carbon-- so i have a good base to compare to)
It corners well though I am still learning how to do this it is not like a single (as you all know)
It is very stable at slow speeds (like creeping forward at a light)

First impressions of riding Tandem in general

We have both have lots of experience on singles and had borrowed a tandem several years back for a while
It takes a lot of communications --the ride is not your own
she really trusts me a lot
doing things systematically makes life easier
much more power on flats rolling downhill and small grades
bigger rises are very doable --just a tad slower
stop signs and intersections take on a whole new meaning and perception-- we have come to several tricky ones due to grade and or traffic and had now problems

Overall..... what a fun new toy .... worth the wait much yet to learn

Looking forward to some group rides and rally's
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Old 11-22-08, 09:40 AM   #2
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Congratulations on your new toy. Looks beautiful, I mean the bike If I were ever toorder one from co-motion I would go with white too. Enjoy!
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